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Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By o*o
Roll the top down

For water proof like a "dry bag" mine is not too full and you zip and roll the zipper a few times then clip the ends into the clips at the base of the bag. Clips hold it rolled to keep water out....
Forum: Americas 02-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By o*o
I like Sturgis early and late

Last year I stayed the whole time and enjoyed the last quieter day. First Sturgis Rally 4 me was from the east and just the last 4 days. 2014 I got there early from California and stayed a day late...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,231
Posted By o*o
Wicked Situational awareness...

Wise when you have that luxury but I have been places where stopping to search for that desperately needed hotel, any hotel, may get you 'jacked' or worse because only a fool (according to locals)...
Forum: Regional forums 02-10-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,784
Posted By o*o
Thumb Lane splitting legal and safer in California & other countries in Americas

I've split or filtered safely for many years in California and in the last 5 years in over 15 countries traveling 100K+ miles including a bit in Canada...

Only do so when safe and never beyond...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By o*o
How long to you intend to leave it?

Los Angeles International Airport, LAX, allows 'secure' motorcycle parking for free when you park where cars do not fit. I left a bike there for 4 months on one trip. When I flew back, removed my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,205
Posted By o*o
Cool2 Should be able to make it by May but 16,000+ miles ride from here! :)

Sounds like fun and about when I can make it to the eastern US. :drums

Northeast of Brasil now. Took almost 20,000 miles to get here but you guys are on my intended route north. Anyone want to...
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By o*o
Wink Yup, Brasil plates in Uruguay and mine from Hollywood, CA

My Brasil club, Fazedores do Chuva likes to run down to Ushuaia and Uruguay is on the way. :ricky

Lodging and restaurants were inexpensive. Ferry to/from Buenos Aires is nice. Gas cost me almost...
Forum: Latin America 01-30-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By o*o
Wicked Some on the r1200gs.info list suggested just what...

Some on the r1200gs.info list suggested just what you said as to reverse the tread of a rear tire for a 17" front. I'm no expert but have heard this is done. check the width of your front rim for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,513
Posted By o*o
Eh? Big wheelie Surprise!

That is what I thought would protect me... I ride lots of speed bumps in South America and like to goose the bumps. :D Done right you get a small smooth jump more comfortable than rolling over slow....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 45,179
Posted By o*o
Question 'wild' milage front and rear?

Read the whole thread hoping to get a milage est from anyone's Anakee wild front and rear. no one has worn them out yet? :huh

My Karoo3 rear is lasting a bit more than 1/2 the Anakee3 milage that...
Forum: Latin America 10-12-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 25,291
Posted By o*o
For getting out of Bogota I'll second the...

For getting out of Bogota I'll second the recommendation of Veronica Mosquera with lyncargo.com She got my Dakar shipped in less than a week from Bogota & ready in Miami only a few days more. To save...
Forum: EMEA 05-24-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By o*o
Question Buy ride & ship or buy there?

:kboom :kboom :kboom :kboom
Because my home and motorcycles burned to the ground recently, I am considering an indefinite visit to Europe. I've not been east...
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,433
Posted By o*o
...and low priced adds are "in bonded storage and...

...and low priced adds are "in bonded storage and escrow to protect buyer. Shipped to buyer at no cost for 2 week try out with full "refund" from escrow if buyer isn't satisfied! LOL funny the...
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,536
Posted By o*o
I'll be a couple weeks behind you. I've got to...

I'll be a couple weeks behind you. I've got to wait for one or 2 Brasilians I rode with in Brasil to catch up to Los Angeles early June.

One of the guys has a schedule like yours so I'll see how...
Forum: Alaska 04-24-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By o*o
Cool2 I'm going to Prudoe in June too!

BTW, I'm riding north to Deadhorse when some Brasilians catch up to me in Los Angeles California at the beginning of June.

I expect you meant from California, USA rather than Cali Colombia? It...
Forum: Latin America 03-03-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By o*o
Laugh Dakar Motos in Buenos Aires...

You might ask Javier at Dakar Motos in the Florida Oeste neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are about 4km ESE of Vicente Lopez and about 14km NW of downtown Buenos Aires.

Website is...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By o*o
Eh? beware the import tax you might owe!

I think, if it works, you can sell between countries maybe where the two country offices are not in the same building. Sales are done in Paraguay but you run past customs at the border into Paraguay...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,011
Posted By o*o
Cool2 I Rode North on 40 last year.

I rode north on 40 last year. Some serious washboard and a dry 'quicksand like' lighter stuff in places for a couple of hundred clicks between Malargüe & Barrancas. I may have missed a gas station in...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 59,217
Posted By o*o
Talking Colombia to Florida air cargo around $650US

To return I recommend Veronica Mosquera at Lyncargo in Bogota Colombia. They shipped my 650 Dakar to Florida for around $650 with hand holding service. :jkam I got JetBlue back for around $275. May...
Forum: Latin America 10-25-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By o*o
Cry Cusco exit was my last crash also.

Sorry for you pain physical and bureaucratic.

My last crash was coming down from Cusco after Machu Picchu sliding on golf ball gravel where pavement began on my left side. My body recovered on...
Forum: Latin America 03-16-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 55,532
Posted By o*o
I hope they are not just looking for an address...

I hope they are not just looking for an address to send all of those photo speed trap tickets to. :mully Don't recall my original application but writing something like " see your beautiful country...
Forum: Latin America 03-16-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,280
Posted By o*o
Wicked Beware potential import penalties

More than one person I rode with has sold their bike in SA. One or more was in Paraguay following "special procedures."

Check the facts in the specific country you consider selling it. I'd also...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By o*o
Laugh Done 5 months Brasil to Chile soon?

Hey pork&corn,

Where are you now?
I also have friends in Balneário Camboriú and Florianopolis. My Florianopolis friend just returned home from Ushuaia so I may visit. He and two other brasilian...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6,811
Views: 2,202,634
Posted By o*o
Wicked Entry Date for Brasil Visa Important =:-o

We've ridden a few miles since our last beer together in Cartagena Mark. :beer See you found the Flying Dog in Miraflores. :jkam

When I got my Brasil visa a few years back they stamped the date...
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 55,532
Posted By o*o
Laugh I'll be in Buenos Aires when you arrive in Rio....

I'll be in Buenos Aires when you arrive in Rio. Probably be in Florianopolis when you are. I'd like to spend a few days in Paraty close to Rio. Maybe we can ride some. :1drink
Forum: Latin America 09-17-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By o*o
Cool2 also Flying Dog in Miraflores, lima, peru

I stayed at the Flying Dog Hostel in Miraflores area of Lima. They have 3 locations around the park but one on the corner has an interior patio that fits a couple bikes. You might even get more in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,854
Posted By o*o
Talking My Dakar with 39L Tank

This old thread popped up from Google so here is my take on the subject...

I'm glad I had/have the 39L tank in South America. Rode from California to Ushuaia this year putting on perhaps 25,000...
Forum: Latin America 06-25-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By o*o
Cool2 Clube Fazedores de Chuva

Portuguese:
Talvez você possa obter ajuda de Fazedores de Chuva clube. Eles são os motociclistas que passaram desde o Alasca até Ushuaia ou Ushuaia ao Alasca. A maioria deles mora no Brasil. Tente...
Forum: Latin America 05-31-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By o*o
Pissed My pink slip was required.

Much rides on the 'king' or 'queen' across the desk from you. I went through 6 or 7 Argentina border crossings this year. I can't answer your registration question but:

One cold Paso de Jama...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 611,722
Posted By o*o
Hmm this is my first public complaint about this....

Hmm this is my first public complaint about this. I track all day. Use custom for starting the ride and Check/OK for this is where I am sleeping for the night. Maybe because I'm less than 1,000...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By o*o
Get the USB plug from Burns: ...

Get the USB plug from Burns:
http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php

Watch out for slight drain on battery if you leave it connected when not riding.

Cigar "socket" lol is the...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By o*o
Is April late for Ushuaia? =:-o

In Buenos Aires now with Omena who insists it is good time to complete Ushuaia. He needs to run a few extra miles for his 20k service so April 2nd to 4th in Ushuaia seems like the schedule. Feel free...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,299
Posted By o*o
Hmm, I've never had trouble with float bowls...

Hmm, I've never had trouble with float bowls needle passages or altitude on my fuel injected bikes but one carb bike has never recovered from a spill clogging some passages. Hmm Murphy's law catches...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,290
Posted By o*o
Best way to make any bike cool is to have a...

Best way to make any bike cool is to have a license plate from over 10,000 miles away without having shipped it!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,358
Posted By o*o
From an engineering standpoint, what are the...

From an engineering standpoint, what are the advantages/disadvantages to a V-twin? Weight, power, torque ballance, vibration?

I've noticed three reasons fans of V-twins hold: appreciate the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,816
Posted By o*o
Speakers or buds that do not isolate wind noise...

Speakers or buds that do not isolate wind noise in your helmet need to be cranked up to unsafe levels at highway speeds to be heard. This may cause further cumulative permanent hearing loss than wind...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,669
Posted By o*o
My plastic tank may give me a range of 500 miles ...

My plastic tank may give me a range of 500 miles but will not hold a magnetic tank bag. I bought a hydration pack to strap to the tank which helps replenish evaporation loss as I ride. Nice for my...
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,124
Posted By o*o
BTW, I liked Metzeler's Enduro 3 Sahara for...

BTW, I liked Metzeler's Enduro 3 Sahara for performance & milage. Tucson's BMW service manager said my half worn rear would never make it through Mexico. The Tourance he sold me stuck into my back...
Forum: Latin America 02-24-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
Posted By o*o
Max, One thought someone had was maybe they will...

Max, One thought someone had was maybe they will fine you when you try to re-enter some day. If so hopefully less than your profit. Have caution against buyers shifting their import costs to you. You...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,442
Posted By o*o
Maybe only an issue with long distance rides but...

Maybe only an issue with long distance rides but I rode with one from Peru down into Chile this last month. They were going from Alaska to Ushuaia. The starter was flying apart making bad noise. They...
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